LIVING WORD DEVOTIONAL
THE VOICE OF GOD
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16
In biblical times, God often spoke in many dramatic ways. This was because they didn’t have the complete revelation of God. Although God still speaks today, His methods have changed. We can’t expect Him to speak in an audible voice or to send an angelic messenger every time He has something to say to us.
Today God speaks to us primarily through His written Word—the Bible. There is not a single thing God wants us to know that is not contained in the Bible. This is not a book written by human beings; the Holy Spirit of God literally breathed His truth upon the minds of certain men so that they could record it.
The Bible is God’s way of speaking to our pressing needs, concerns, heartaches, and worries. So often when trouble strikes, we turn here or there, talking to some friend or counselor. All of that is well and good, and the Father does indeed speak through godly men and women. But the first place we should turn is to His Word.
The Lord has given us this Book so that we might know His mind—which requires consistently spending time in the Word. If you pick up the Bible only when you have a question or emergency in your life, you’ll never get the big picture of what God wants to say.
Scripture is a treasure trove of God’s thoughts. Spend time there every day—starting today—mining its wisdom and insights.
Prayer: Father, give me a new desire to stay with Your word so I may know and walk in Your will.
Scriptural Reading: 2 Timothy 3:10-16